Chev V8 Diesel (6.2 & 6.5) - LandCruiser manual (10/1984 on)
Toyota LandCruiser engine conversion using the Chev V8 Diesel 6.2L & 6.5L - steel flywheel
- 60 series - FJ60, FJ62, HJ60, HJ61 & BJ60 (BJ see note below) - 5-speed manual gearboxes (10/1984 on)
- 70 series - FJ70, FJ73, FJ75, HJ73, HJ75, BJ73 & BJ75 (BJ see note below) - 5-speed manual gearboxes (10/1984 on)
Bell Housing Kit
This kit comprises of a full replacement bell housing running a 2 piece steel flywheel. The new steel flywheel is the same design as the one used with the LS series engine kits. You use the original Chev Diesel manual flywheel with the supplied crankshaft adaptor/spacer is bolted to the crankshaft. The new steel flywheel is drilled and doweled to accept the standard LandCruiser 11" clutch as fitted to FJ## series engines. The flywheel assembly is heavier than a standard flywheel, giving greater inertia allowing the engine to idle smoother. The extra weight also helps to give less chance of stalling the engine when off road, climbing over rocks, and taking off on steep inclines. The extra weight of the flywheel has no adverse effect on the engine.
When fitting the GM V8 to a BJ LandCruiser either a gearbox swap or a gearbox modification/rebuild is required. The input shaft in the BJ gearbox has a 21 tooth clutch spline and must be changed to a 10 tooth type as found in the petrol FJ## models.
Changing the input shaft allows the use of our kit part no. (MFK371#####). The new flywheel is drilled and doweled to accept the LandCruiser 11" clutch along with the new bell housing that measures 240mm/9.45" in length. The new bell housing and flywheel combination have been designed to move the engine forward giving adequate clearance between the cylinder heads and firewall. Re positioning of the transmission or firewall modifications are not required with this kit.
The bell housing accepts all the LandCruiser 2F 6-cylinder petrol components such as the bell housing mounts, slave cylinder, clutch fork etc. This means, some additional "2F" petrol parts will be required. Left and right bell housing mounts and bolts, clutch slave cylinder, push rod and bolts, thrust bearing carrier, clutch fork, clutch fork pivot, clutch fork boot, bell housing breather boot & gearbox front cover plate.
NOTE: You require the original Chev Diesel manual flywheel - this can be second hand or new as it is only used for starting the engine.
- Bell housing
- Crankshaft adaptor
- Flywheel cover plate
- Spigot bearing
- Oil pressure sender adaptor
- Water temperature sender adaptor